Search Results: "Daniel Blythe"


BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW BREAKERS by Daniel Blythe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A relatively tame paranormal mystery with interesting and likable, if not memorable, characters, this one is a good choice where demand for the genre is strong—which will be just about everywhere. (Paranormal suspense. 9-12)"
A fresh and often funny paranormal mystery for the middle school set. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Heartbreakingly honest. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Eighteen-year-old Polly recounts her road trip with Odd, a fellow survivor of the disease that killed five others from their small town, in D'Elegance, his Gramma's old baby-blue Cadillac. Read full book review >

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THE FREAK OBSERVER by Blythe Woolston
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"An auspicious debut for both the author and Carolrhoda's new Lab imprint. (Fiction. YA)"
Readers meet 16-year-old Loa in her guidance counselor's office as she is being encouraged to return to her schoolwork after witnessing her friend's death in a road accident. Read full book review >

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MARTIANS by Blythe Woolston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A gorgeous and gut-wrenchingly familiar depiction of the entropic fragmentation of society. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
A 15-year-old girl supports herself with a retail job as her close-to-reality dystopia spirals into hilariously surreal (yet tragic) chaos. Read full book review >

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BLACK HELICOPTERS by Blythe Woolston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Harrowing and unforgettable. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A chilling exploration of the life, motivations and strategies of a young American suicide bomber. Read full book review >

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REVENGE OF A NOT-SO-PRETTY GIRL by Carolita Blythe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 9, 2013

"Solidly grounded in the gritty realities of daily life, Faye's discoveries feel earned. A compelling and believable journey. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Disregard the awkward and misleading title. This exhilarating, generous-hearted tale with a smart, funny, caustically observant protagonist is about so much more than revenge: distinguishing what matters from what doesn't, taking risks, making mistakes and paying for them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AKENFIELD by Ronald Blythe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2001

"Today, we might see it simply as a work of art."
Though he's published other books mostly in his native England, Blythe will always be remembered for this contemporary masterwork: an oral history of a rural English village composed in 1969, before the form became a domestic trend. Read full book review >

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WHY I WRITE by Will Blythe
Released: Nov. 10, 1998

"By turns cantankerous and dreamy, and an inspiration to writers and readers alike—a living monument to the vitality and value of the writing life."
Twenty-five fiction writers answer the former Esquire literary editor's question: why do you write? Read full book review >

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UNDER THE MOON by Dyan Sheldon
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 1994

"Pretty, but not essential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The team that collaborated on the widely praised The Whales' Song (1991) essays a theme explored most notably in George Ella Lyons's Dreamplace (1993) and Who Came Down That Road (1992). Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS by Michael Morpurgo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"And like Jeanette Winter's The Librarian of Basra (2005), the idea that saving literature is as heroic as saving lives comes through loud and clear. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In a fictional episode inspired by several true ones, people band together to save their library after a sudden attack leaves their small town in flames. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ICE BEAR by Nicola Davies
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

Impressionistic, dramatically lit Arctic scenes form an apt backdrop for this brief, strongly worded tribute to the world's largest non-marine predator. Read full book review >